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THE

TURKISH BATH:

ITS

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION;

WITH

CHAPTERS ON THE ADAPTATION OF THE BATH TO THE PRIVATE HOUSE, THE INSTITUTION, AND THE TRAINING STABLE.

BY

ROBERT OWEN ALLSOP,

ARCHITECT.

ILLUSTRATED WITH PLANS AND SECTIONS

From Scale Drawings by the Author.

[Illustration]

E. & F. N. SPON, 125, STRAND, LONDON. NEW YORK: 12, CORTLANDT STREET. 1890

PREFACE.

The present work originally appeared in the form of a series of illustrated articles in the columns of the Building News . It has been carefully revised and enlarged with the addition of much new matter. The object of the author in publishing the work in its present form is to provide, in addition to a text book for the architect, a treatise which shall enable the public to form their own judgment as to the relative merits of the baths that compete for their patronage. The principles, herein enunciated, upon which good baths should be built, will be easily grasped by the ordinary reader; and the detailed plans and instructions will, it is hoped, supply such information as will enable the designer of baths to cope with the exigencies of any and every case with which he may be confronted.

37, NORFOLK STREET, STRAND, LONDON. March 1890.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. PAGE INTRODUCTION 1

CHAPTER II.

THE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS OF A PUBLIC BATH 9

CHAPTER III.

THE GENERAL DISPOSITION OF PLAN OF PUBLIC BATHS 17

CHAPTER IV.

A DETAILED CONSIDERATION OF FEATURES PECULIAR TO THE BATH 32

CHAPTER V.

HEATING AND VENTILATION 59

CHAPTER VI.

WATER FITTINGS AND APPLIANCES 87

CHAPTER VII.

LIGHTING, DECORATING, AND FURNISHING 102

CHAPTER VIII.

THE TURKISH BATH IN THE HOUSE 118

CHAPTER IX.

THE BATH IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 134

CHAPTER X.

THE TURKISH BATH FOR HORSES 141

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

FIG. PAGE

1. Turkish Baths, Savoy Hill, London 21

2. Turkish Baths, Charing Cross, London 24

3. Turkish Baths, Euston Road, London 28

4. A Plunge Bath 50, 51

5. Methods of arranging Couches in Cooling Room 56

6. View of a small Furnace Chamber, with portion of wall broken away to show the "Convoluted" Stove 65

7. An Air Filter 67

8. Plans and Section of a Furnace Chamber, &c., for a Bath on the ordinary Hot air Principle 68

9. Section of Hot Room, showing Foul air Conduit 72

10. A Fireclay Heating Apparatus 74

11. Longitudinal Section of Sudatory Chambers 84

12. A Shampooing Basin 90

13. Valve for Regulating Temperature of Water 91

14. A Needle Bath 94

15. Spray, Wave, and Douche Baths 95

16. Regulating Valves for Needle, Douche, &c. 96

17. Bather's Shower Bath 99

18. Section and Plan of an Enamelled Iron Ceiling 107

19. Plans of Plunge Baths 112

20. Section of Benches in Hot Rooms, and in Cooling Room Divans 115

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